Christopher Williams

Research Fellow and Program Manager at Hunter New England Local Health District, and Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle, University of Newcastle

Chris Williams is a NHRMC Clinical Research Fellow and Population Health Physiotherapist at Hunter New England Local Health District and Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle. He has qualifications in Exercise Science and Physiotherapy. He completed his PhD in 2013 at The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney. His work involves a research-practice partnership, which focuses on the better organisation of clinical and population health services for the management of musculoskeletal conditions, particularly back pain, and the interaction with chronic disease and health risk behaviours across the lifespan
(e.g.weight gain, inactivity, poor diet, alcohol misuse and smoking).

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Program Manager, Hunter New England Population Health
  • 2016–present
    NHMRC Research Fellow, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle
  • 2016–present
    Clinical Research Fellow, Hunter New England Local Health District
  • 2014–2015
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle
  • 2013–2014
    Evaluation Officer, Hunter New England Population Health
  • 2009–2012
    PhD Candidate, The George Institute for Global Health

Education

  • 2013 
    Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, PhD
  • 2009 
    Faculty of Health Science, University of Sydney, Master of Physiotherapy
  • 2002 
    Faculty of Health Science, University of Sydney, BAppSc (Exercise and Sport Science)